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What a day

Not the best start on the week, cold, cough and not up to this a all at the moment, same reaction each year when its getting colder – my mind goes “What the F am I doing and why?”

Todays Powerwalk was a nightmare, the legs hurt so it was impossible to walk normally, even slow felt like an open heart surgery without anesthesia. This can’t go on for the rest of the week cause then the kg down will turn up wards again.

Periostitis is the threat, pain in the calves gives in after a while, but not the pain on the other side.

And the nightmare is that the closure of the gyms will go on, it was what saved me last time, to be able to switch between walking and jump on a training bike.

And talking lock down… PARIS CLOSE again.

Björn

New single from La Farmer

The passed night at 00h01 Mylène Farmer released a new single, a really good one… She also released a new film but only on Amazon, why? Hopefully we will be able to see it on other platforms or as DVD later on. At least on her own website.

And since it’s Friday:

Read about dick tattoos on the web and suddenly this picture gave me some ideas

Cuddle up folks, Björn

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Epiphany

Yes I said it before, it seems like “Championnet” changed management, and now I know this is the case (and unfortunately not me). The new name of the watering hole is:

I guess this will wake up the Swedish woke people and an attack is coming on. If they knew.

But the worst thing with all this is that they changed the beer to something more or less not even close to be good. A nasty brand really. And if all the other options is out of stock you need to drink this, what in Swedish is “Rävgift”

So take care… 🙂

Björn

Party Chez moi

I have a playlist, “Party Chez moi” and it is perfect for a home party, Fiesta del Casa, Hemma fest. But songs only get added, and I feel its time to really look this playlist over. Started today and ended up with not wanting to take any song out. It’s kind of the best playlist ever.

So I also checked my “Most played” list an seriously… French music is really taking over even if it is good oldies mostly. The screen shot is a smaller version of this one:

7 most played songs 2020 07 24

And its also true that the songs on my “Party Chez moi” playlist climb on the most played list… So more and more 80s music will enter there for sure.

But, not the subject of this post, I decided to go out tonight, yes, hide the heart problems and meet people behind their masks, but then I shaved and got these red marks all over my face, like an allergy. Can’t go out looking like this… Like I shaved using a grater.

So happy me to have some Casal Garcia at home, the “Party Chez Moi” playlist and good friends on line.

Björn

Heart – Stress test

So now it’s done, for this time… I have done the stress test, to check if my heart actually plan to beat for a few more years. And it was “OK” – But wait, they had changed from a treadmill to a exercise bike, fantastic. Don’t kill my knees and right hip (just wait for the day someone tells me I have to make a hip replacement as well). The thing I don’t like is the note from the doctor stopped cause of “fatigue” – fatigue? No but lactic acid in my legs, it was impossible after a while.

In and case, I must go back to my normal doctor to get a new paper to get a ultrasound. Things not so easy here sometimes to do things, we actually had time to dig it today.

But, if you have a bad heart it takes time to recover from something like a stress test. Back home I was not my normal self, nausea and so tired. When I write this I feel ok though. So back to work tomorrow.

Björn

Vacation

A lot of my friends mainly in Sweden, started their vacation Friday this week, and I stumbled over vacation pictures tagging my photos (yes finally a clean up of double jpgs and blurry pictures). Do you remember when we could travel like birds, by plane (yes Greta, you will never put me on a train or a ship for more than a few hours) when we wanted to?

And yes I know, it’s only been months without this right but I tell the world, as soon as Morocco open up for vacation travels from France and for Swedes, I will book and believe me… Not less than 20 days.

And even if the photo above is from Egypt, not Morocco, it’s a feeling, and the best feeling.

Björn

Finally, the Eurovision Movie released on netflix

After speculations, rumors and wild guesses the Eurovision movie finally reached us via Netflix streaming services. And let us be frank, the film is better than I thought it would be. But as a film about Eurovision… No not really, it is a classic love story with Eurovision as the back drop. It could have been the same story but with Idol, or America got talent as the venue, but they made a choice and went for Eurovision.

If I were Icelandic I might not be so positive to how my country is put forward as a step behind the rest of Europe but I guess we still can joke about Icelandic white citizens even if it is on the edge of being an insult.

So how much is Eurovision in this story? Not much really, as a fan you can find so many wrongs that it’s not worth to go into it, cause you are not supposed to see the film as an attempt to raise the worlds awareness of The Eurovision Song Contest, but a few things that is funny… Sweden compete with a rap song, won’t happen in many years to come. The few full time songs on the Soundtrack is actually not bad, what I wish for is that the songs they only recorded as 1:30 minute snippets had been given a full length version on the Soundtrack, and the best “Eurovision” moment in the film is the Medley with many Eurovision artists doing a sing a long during the Russian delegations party. Those minutes are actually a fiesta for Eurovision fans, and very welled played.

Salvador Sobrals cameo is also a nice touch as well as the part of the Russian singer Alexander Lemtov (played by Dan Stevens), a role where you kind of wait for him to be a East State bad guy and end up in not being that at all. The part is there to show the finger to the Russian LGBT laws, but very very much “under the cover” to not upset mother Russia.

So, what to finally say? If you are a huge Eurovision fan expecting a Eurovision extravaganza, you will be disappointed, if you sit down to watch a rom com in a musical environment you will enjoy the movie.

If you buy the Soundtrack, it will make you go crazy that a few songs only are max 2 minutes long, but the final ballad will make you smile every time you hear it – and I will not be surprised if the real Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will put some of the songs in the shows interval acts.

Enjoy,

Björn